Title: The Body Finder
Author: Kimberly Derting
Release Date: March 16th 2010
Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her “power” to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes the dead leave behind in the world . . . and the imprints that attach to their killers.
Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find dead birds her cat had tired of playing with. But now that a serial killer has begun terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he’s claimed haunt her daily, she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.
Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet on her quest to find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved to find herself hoping that Jay’s intentions are much more than friendly. But even as she’s falling intensely in love, Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer . . . and becoming his prey herself.
Summary from Goodreads.com
My Review: I received this book as an ARC from the publisher and did not read it for a while, because I was not immediately drawn in by the story so I kept putting it off. Well, yesterday I finished up a series and I was looking for another book to read so I picked this up around 10:00pm last night thinking I would read a couple of chapters and put it down, yeah no, I read 150 pages looked at the clock realized it was midnight and I had to work in the morning so I had to put it down. Immediately after work today I came home and finished the book, I just had to know how it ended.
I loved the relationship between Violet and Jay, their friendship was so cute and the way they interacted with each other made me smile and laugh out loud at points. The development from friendship into a relationship flowed so naturally because you were rooting for them and their progression was just beautiful. There were also some points throughout the book where their connection was so intense you could almost feel it coming out from the book.
The book was suspenseful and kept me wanting to read on because I could not leave not knowing who was safe and who the killer really was. I also like how you got the killers point of view throughout the book, Kimberly did a great job of getting into a series killers head and really gave you insight into their thought process, which I think really added to the tension of the story. There were a couple of parts in the middle where I thought I had things figured out and was almost disappointed, but then I kept reading and realized I did not have everything figured out and Kimberly Derting still had a few plot twists up her sleeve. Overall great book and I read online that there will be a squeal so I look forward to reading that!